The 57th match of IPL 2022 is being played between Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants today. The match started at 7:30 pm at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Before the match, when both the captains reached the field for the toss, KL Rahul got confused. When the coin was tossed, Pandya said Heads, on which KL Rahul asked Hardik Pandya that ‘Tales bola na’. After this Pandya started laughing and he decided to bat.
Batting first, Gujarat scored 144 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Gujarat’s batsmen failed to play big shots in front of Lucknow’s tight bowling. Shubman Gill played an unbeaten 63 for Gujarat. At the same time, Rahul Teotia returned unbeaten on 22 runs. The bowlers of Lucknow bowled very economical. Gujarat’s batsmen could hit only 15 fours and one six in this match. Avesh Khan bowled brilliantly for Lucknow. He took two wickets for 26 runs in his 4 overs. Avesh sent Matthew Wade and Hardik Pandya to the pavilion.
Earlier, electing to bat after winning the toss, Gujarat Titans scored 35 runs for the loss of two wickets in the powerplay. During this, Mohsin to Wriddhiman Saha (5) and Avesh sent Matthew Wade (10) to the pavilion. After this, captain Hardik Pandya with opener Shubman Gill batted brilliantly, taking the team’s score beyond 50 after 9 overs. But in the 10th over, Avesh got captain Hardik (11) caught out by De Kock.
David Miller, who came at number four, along with Gill, carried the innings forward. Together, in the 16th over, the team’s score crossed 100. It was becoming very difficult for the batsmen to bat on this slow pitch, after which Miller (26) was caught out on the ball of Holder. With this, the 52-run partnership between him and Gill came to an end in 41 balls.
Meanwhile, Gill completed his 14th half-century of IPL in 42 balls. Rahul Tewatia, who came at number six, supported Gill. Together, the two scored some important runs, which reduced the team to 122 for the loss of four wickets after 18 overs. Avesh, who came to bowl the 19th over, gave only 6 runs. In the 20th over, Holder gave away 16 runs, as Gujarat scored 144 runs for the loss of four wickets. Gill remained unbeaten on 63 runs in 49 balls with the help of seven fours and Tewatia scored 22 runs in 16 balls with the help of four fours.
Playing XI of both the teams
Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Karn Sharma, Dushmantha Chamira, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan.
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami.
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